Canada Research Chair appointments

Saturday, January 1, 2005

N. Wormald, M. Mosca, J. Geelen, D. Leung.The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top five countries for research and development.

In 2000, the Government of Canada allocated $900 million to establish 2,000 research professorships Canada Research Chairs in universities across the country.

Chairholders advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and coordinating the work of other researchers.

N. Wormald - Tier 1 CRC Combinatorics and Optimization (top left)

Most of my research involves random structures, which arise in algorithms (especially randomised algorithms) and modelling physical systems. My research also involves enumeration (exact and asymptotic).

M. Mosca - Tier 2 CRC Quantum Computation (top right)

J. Geelen - Tier 2 CRC Combinatorial Optimization (bottom left)

Jim Geelen is working, with collaborators Bert Gerards and Geoff Whittle, on extending the graph minors project of Robertson and Seymour to matroids representable over finite fields.

D. Leung - Tier 2 CRC Quantum Communications (bottom right)

Debbie Leung is using quantum properties to develop novel cryptographic methods, which are essential if our sensitive personal, financial, and national security data are to be kept safe over the long term.

She is investigating questions including how best to use resources and how to correct the errors that arise in quantum communications.

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